Why the Bunny?

Several years ago, my daughter and I were blessed to be adopted by two lionhead bunnies; a brother and sister. Boo Boo was a handsome mixed brown baby bunny with deep loving brown eyes. Jo Jo was a beautiful grey baby girl with a white chest, paws and a white spot on her nose. When we first met the pair, they were alone in a large glass aquarium, they were both too small to be taken home, but it was love at first sight. We knew that Boo Boo had some special needs, he was blind in one eye and he had seizures, but he was scrappy and bold.

Over the years Jo Jo and I became almost inseparable; she was a companion and confidant; her patience during some of the darkest times in my life reminded me of the often told stories of loyal dogs who are ever present by their best friend’s side. Boo Boo and Kelly (my daughter) were also very close. He was her baby. The brother and sister team filled our lives with joy and laughter for 10 years. When we would go outside the bunnies would come with us and they never attempted to run away, yet when they heard a bird fly overhead or a rustling in the bushes they would flatten down to the ground, ears pinned against their back. Boo Boo weighed all of 3.5 pounds so I assumed he might be naturally frightened feeling defenseless. However, Jo Jo being a “substantial bunny,”–an agreed upon term by her veterinarian and I between her being fat (his term) or simply fluffy (my term) we compromised on, “substantial”–would most likely be able to hold her own especially against a bird not much larger than a robin. This behavior sent me on an investigation about our furry companions. What I learned was that bunnies are prey to almost all creatures. In fact, according to Quora.com, rabbits form the basis of the food chain for larger predators in most ecosystems. How could this be?

As we spent more and more time with our furry family, we became very aware of not only how sweet and docile bunnies are but also how smart, compassionate, and loving they are to one another. These siblings of ours were very attached to one another. Jo Jo took care of Boo Boo, and Boo Boo appeared depressed when Jo Jo was separated from him. Sadly, their time on this earth, although long by bunny life expectancy standards, was too short by human heart standards. I knew that these two amazing creatures who touched our lives so deeply would live on forever in us and in my future business, Peace2AllBeings (from here on referred to as P2AB).

I have always felt like a defender of those with no voice–much like the famed Lorax in the book by Dr Seuss, who spoke for the trees, the Brown Bar ba lott’s and the other creatures that lived where the Grickle grass grew. For me, the P2AB bunny logo is a picture representing Jo Jo and Boo Boo; innocent creatures being able to embrace the world fearlessly and consequently, peacefully.  For all who follow us at Peace2Allbeings you can rest assured there will be laughter, fun challenges, community, and above all a focus on the peaceful side of life.

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